The sight of a balloon envokes all manner of happy memories for children – parties, carnivals, celebrations. This ingenious lighting option captures the fervor of balloons, and couples it with a practical household object that looks utterly beautiful to boot.
Choosing the lighting for my children’s bedrooms was an arduous task that I took incredibly seriously. After all, it sets the mood and tone of the room, as well as being necessary for those night-time feeds. It was also important that the lighting would suit the room as a nursery, a toddler’s lair, and child’s domain. Spanish decorative lighting manufacturers Estiluz have designed these playful shades, which create the illusion of an illuminated balloon bobbing against the ceiling.
The balloon shades serve several purposes. They are of course, aesthetically beautiful and a decorative statement in any child’s room. They also hide those ugly energy saving light bulbs perfectly. Made from satinized polyethylene, they create a soothing glow rather than a harsh light. There is also a wall-mountable version, which has an added feature – the fine red cable that hangs from the lamp doubles as a switch. They’re priced at about $330, from Platinlux, which ships to Australia.